Last year, she broke her sternum and I knew I wanted to mention that. However, I had some kind of mental block against saying the word "sternum" and every time I tried to, it came out "cervix." This was really bad. You can't say in front of someone's dad at their 18th birthday party, "You broke your cervix last year." Cannot be done.
So, on the way down in the car, I actually said the word "sternum" out loud to myself a few times. It worked, all sternums all the way down. I got out of my car and said, "Cervix... cervix... cervix..."
Luckily, when the MC introduced the scene based on shelikespie, it was in the style of Doctor Seuss. My first thought, "What rhymes with cervix?" Not very much, but I corrected myself and said what rhymes with sternum and came up with a few things. It was only because of the rhyme that it came out correctly.
I was endowed as a tree and shelikespie was supposed to climb me. I said something like, "If you pick my leaves, rake or burn them, you will fall and break your sternum."
Got a good laugh from the half of the crowd that knew her.
Thankfully, her cervix was not threatened in any way.